Narien Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

86
drank Assam Mangalam by Narien Teas
14 tasting notes

Deep, warming, strong, and comforting. The secondary bitterness is equally smooth, if bitterness can be, and transitions into a lingering, astringent sweetness. Rather an instant fan of this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

57
drank Pu Erh by Narien Teas
14 tasting notes

A loose, frosted pu erh like old khaki. It leaves slightly slimy-looking black-green nuggets in the pot, which I’m personally rather a fan of, and retains the same evocative scent of old boxes in the cup as it does in the packet. What little bitterness there is is superseded by an almost floral aftertaste, which comes out in a longer brewing time, and improves the tea. Rich (though not especially for a pu erh), and mellow.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

46
drank Darjeeling Sungma by Narien Teas
14 tasting notes

Fairly rough, does not stand waiting in the pot. Drunk fresh it’s pleasing. Surprisingly coarse individual leaves (I’m more accustomed to gently-rolled green teas than black).

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

86
drank Jasmine Pearls by Narien Teas
18 tasting notes

No notes yet. Add one?

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

91
drank Gunpowder by Narien Teas
18 tasting notes

I just finished a cup of this tea… so the memories are still fresh in my head. Simply delightful is the best way to describe this tea. I followed the instructions provided on the bag of tea, added a bit of honey and the flavors of roasted nuts and pine were heightened. This tea has complex flavors, but they blend together harmoniously. Definitely recommend trying this!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

68
drank Caramel Tea by Narien Teas
48 tasting notes

No notes yet. Add one?

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88
drank Formosa Pouchong by Narien Teas
658 tasting notes

This was shockingly delicious and refreshing cold-brewed overnight. It doesn’t actually taste any different than it does hot, but it’s an entirely different experience. I’m surprised that an unflavoured, light Oolong translated so well.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88
drank Formosa Pouchong by Narien Teas
658 tasting notes

Finally getting around to my sample of this!

I’m only on my first infusion but should have time for one or two more here at work if everyone leaves me alone. The dry leaves smelled really verdant and grassy in the cute little sample bag. As it was steeping, the floral and buttery notes came out. The flavour mirrors that: this is sweet, buttery, and somewhere between floral and grassy. There’s also a slight toastiness. Very refreshing! Helping me wash down a piece of the peanut-butter-ice-cream-and-brownie-cake I made for the boyfriend’s birthday.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

98

I have never given a tea 100 points before, and l’m not exactly sure what a 100 point tea would have to do for me. Massage my feet? Cook me dinner? This as close to 100 as it gets for me. I surprisingly fell in love with this tea. It’s not as bitter or as strong as you would expect from the smell – and this is coming from someone who’s perhaps had Lapsang souchong once, maybe twice years before, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to. But I enjoy this tea so much and I find that the smell along centers me somehow, easing away stress. I picture myself in the deep woods, in autumn, with every sip. It’s magical. Really.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

96
drank Jasmine Pearls by Narien Teas
48 tasting notes

I have to say not only are these extremely convenient, but with a little rose honey coupled with the pearl’s delicate flavor, it’s an amazing tea. Mild in flavor, no bitterness whatsoever. A huge fan. I like to steep the tea for an extra minute but the recommendation is 1-2.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

72
drank Dragonwell by Narien Teas
48 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

72
drank Dragonwell by Narien Teas
48 tasting notes

My sister gave me an entire “fruit” basket of Narien teas for my birthday – and I have to say all of them are pretty amazing. I’m not normally a green tea fan. I find most of them bitter – but this may be my first experience with full leaves. I added about a teaspoon for 3 minutes and the taste is much more soft than I remember. It would be almost delicate except for the fact the flavor stays with you for a while, well after you’ve swallowed the sip, sort of growing in intensity in your mouth. Overall, I find myself growing tired of the taste after one cup, so it’s definitely something I would have every other day or so at most. It’s definitely a treasure though and something I look forward to having again.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83

Thanks LiberTEAs!

This is very light brown/gray in color after infusing. It’s roasted but not as intensely roasted as some kukicha’s I have had. The taste is more nutty and less roasted-woodsy than I have had in other kukichas. It does leave a sweeter/nutty aftertaste, too, which I really like…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
drank Kukicha Roasted by Narien Teas
4645 tasting notes

Thank you Doulton for including this tea in your marvelous box of teas! I love Kukicha!

This is so pleasant on this wet, rainy and chilly evening! Comforting! Sweet and caramel-y. Beautifully delicious! I like!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90

SIPDOWN. This started my day. It was a good start to the day! See previous notes.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90

Upping rating on this one. Now that I have relocated it in my stash I doubt it will be around much longer. I have enough for about another cups-worth.

See previous notes :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90

Thanks LiberTEAs!
I could pick up on a slight ‘burnt’ aroma right away, too, but I kind of like that!
It ‘brews’ dark and has a nice medium black tea flavor to it! It’s smooth and almost milky towards the end of the sip. I can also pick up on that slight bitter mid-sip LiberTEAs picked up on! This is nice! I like it!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Keemun Hao-Ya A by Narien Teas
4645 tasting notes

Another gift from Doulton Thanks again, you’re the best!

I love this Keemun. I am so fond of Keemuns anyway, and this one is exceptionally good. So dark and deep in flavor. Lovely fruit notes and a burnt-sugar sweetness that is contrasted with a slight bitter note that hits right at mid-sip. So very very good!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

79

This is a really solid black tea. Reminds me a lot of Yunnan Gold, but it’s half the price!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

81
drank Dragonwell by Narien Teas
11 tasting notes

Sweet and delicious.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

79
drank Yunnan Gold by Narien Teas
11 tasting notes

No notes yet. Add one?

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

79
drank Yunnan Gold by Narien Teas
11 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

76

Rich, peppery tea. Very peppery indeed.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.